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|Available:||January 15 - May 30|
|Times:||19:00 - 22:00|
|Group Size:||No size restrictions|
|Price:||Adults: 1200,- |
Children 12/under: 900,-
Imagine a walk out in nature, enveloped by the silence of the arctic wilderness, free from the light of civilization, where your only company are the animals that call this wild land their home. It's waiting for you just outside the city of Alta.
We will collect you from your downtown hotel and bring you through the city, along the edge of Alta Fjord, and up to the edge of the nearby mountain plateau where the SarvesAlta Alpine Center is built. From there, we will hike into the mountains and let the stillness embrace us. Maybe we will see some animals nearby, and if the sky is clear above there is a good chance we will see the mystical Northern Lights come out to dance over our heads.
The walk ends at SarvesAlta at Bjørnehiet, a small cafe overlooking the city of Alta in the distance, where you can sit inside – or outside by the fire – and enjoy hot drinks and something tasty while we enjoy the view of the fjord, the mountains and the city. After refreshments, we will sled down to the main lodge and finish the tour with a delicious fish soup.
The tour includes transport from and back to Alta. Extra clothing can be rented if needed. Tours after the end of March will not include the possibility for northern lights viewing (it will be too light in the evenings).